Statice has thick, robust stems with laterals terminating in small spikes of flowers.
Care and Handling:
Check that the stems are strong and flexible, and that they are neither brittle nor limp. Color of flowers should be clear and bright, and dull or gray looking flowers are signs of stored product. Stems should be bright green, generally thick and fascinated. Prior to putting in water spread out the stems and shake a little to loosen the product and get air flowing through the bunch. Light shaking will also allow you to see if the flowers are loose and/or shattering. The flowers should be cut and hydrated in a low sugar holding solution and preferably processed in the cooler